AUSTIN, Texas (AP) The two front-runners in the race for Texas governor have both announced their candidacies, and they share one common strategy: painting the other as a political extremist.
Republican Greg Abbott says Democrat Wendy Davis will push an extreme liberal agenda. Davis counters that Abbott and his tea party allies will bring Washington-style partisanship and austerity to Texas. If the first day of the Davis campaign is any example, there will be plenty of mudslinging in the weeks and months ahead.
One person's political extremist is another's defender of American values. That is certainly the case with the core political supporters that both Davis, a Fort Worth state senator, and Abbott, the Texas attorney general, need to turn out on election day. But both will need moderate voters too.
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